2021 Chicago Cultural Treasures Award 

2016 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

2012 Jazz Journalists Association “Jazz Hero” Award Orbert Davis

2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Craft Achievements Off-Air – Musical Composition/Arrangement “DuSable To Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis” Orbert Davis and Mark Ingram, Composer/Producer, performed by CJP Chamber Ensemble

2011 Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll – Top 20 Big Bands Chicago Jazz Philharmonic

2011 Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll – Top 20 Jazz Composers Orbert Davis

2010 Arts Legend Award – Arts Alliance Illinois Orbert Davis

2008 Timuel Black Community Service Award – Jazz Institute of Chicago Orbert Davis

2002 “Chicagoan of the Year” – Chicago Magazine Orbert Davis

2000 “Y2K’s Best Trumpeter” – Chicago Magazine Orbert Davis